I wanted to post some of the new paintings I have done since I got a Wacom tablet.
I hope you enjoy. Many of these I have used reference photos.
You are welcome you visit my Deviant Art page in my signature for more information on any of my paintings or
to view the high resolution images and see the refs that I used.
All have been done in Photoshop CS3 with a Wacom Graphire 4.
Hope you enjoy. Critiques are always welcome.
Many thanks to the amazing people that have let me use their stock for my Refs:
Last edited by LillyCat; August 16th, 2009 at 03:07 PM.
-please x2 check last one's right cheek looks droopy. (horizontal canvas flip maybe)
-please x2 check purple striped hair's sterno neck muscle. looks really cylindrical.
-lost lady's wings seem dis-attached. (Too strong of a blur maybe)
-please x2 check the sterno neck muscles also.
-as well as her 7th & 8th vertabrae pronounciations. (She's pretty skinny)
-please x2 check her scapulas, do they usually disappear like that. (She's pretty skinny )
brilliant finishes. ooh goodness. I need to lay down and fan myself.
Hy, there are very nice drawings that you have. I liked them , keep up the good work
Those are some mighty fine detailed digital paintings Very impressive considering you used a Graphire. Each of these must've taken quite a while to complete.
In the past all I used was a mouse until a friend on DA sent me his Wacom for Christmas. It is an amazing differece of the two. I really want to get somewhere with it so I have been pushing myself as hard as I can to learn and hope that I will be good enough to get better known.
New painting "Temptation"
Reworked "Lost" painting. Took off the lost scar, put more details on her face and redid the colors and more detail to the wings.
Last edited by LillyCat; June 15th, 2009 at 08:31 PM.
Very nice sketchbook linda the more i see your art the more i love it awesome rendering of that demon in the first image, man i need to step my game up. I'll be keeping my eye on this thread so keep posting
I would definitely enjoy seeing the references you used! :]
Sure I can do that ^^
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Last edited by StreetBehemoth; September 1st, 2009 at 02:11 AM.
Thank you for your concern. I have talked with all the people that I used the ref photos from and I have become close to them. They all know where and what the paintings have been used for.
You really should ask first and not think that I would have been in contacted with them before going over this and trying to ponit out things that you are unsure of in the first place. I taken all the steps that I should have taken long before I even started the paintings.
As for looking to close...I really hope you are not saying that they are traced. I have to take so much time with some of the paintings and get the lines down just right and have to use a graph layout to make sure I can get the human form down before I start painting. That takes alot of time and I feel you are putting my work down for that matter and belittling it with the way you are writting for that part. As for ref work, I am just starting with the digitial painting work. I just got my fast tablet a year ago and some of these paintings are the first I have done. I am still learning for that matter.
I do unterstand you are trying to help but you never asked me if I have even talked with any of the photographers about useing their stock. You just started to tell me that I am in the wrong. I am still working on finding a middle where I will not have to use ref photos as much. I however say and show that I use them...unlike many artists that do use them and say over and over that they don't as if it is a evil thing and make others feel as if they are not good enough because they have to have something to look at.
On a side note some of the pictures where posted and I seen the photo and fell in love and in my minds eye I could see something come out of it. The stock came first and then the painting. The only one that I had an idea to what I was going to paint first was Temptation. I had the idea and then went looking for a ref that fit to my idea. The others I just loved and wanted to do something fun or tell a story with. How fun is it when you post your photo and then someone comes and uses it for a painting. The owners of the photos where happy.
I understand your reaction but please understand that I said I was pointing out the "possibility" of copyright infringement. I never stated that you didn't have permission. I stated that you could "theoretically" be taken to court(which technically you still could be if you don't have a binding contract with the artist). I also never suggested tracing. I even submitted evidence that suggests other wise. The picture I posted shows that you probably didn't trace, due to the fact that I had to horizontally transform it, and that it has some noticeable differences.
If you feel otherwise I suggest reading my post again
Last edited by StreetBehemoth; September 1st, 2009 at 02:12 AM.
I got a reply from Faestock saying that she's OK with there not being a link. So sorry about the snarky post. I hope you understand that it's nothing personal I'm just trying to help the community.
my bad this time, but I still got my eyes out for any copyright infringers out there o.O
The snarky comments and bad vibes could've all been avoided had you just pm'ed Linda Lisa and not make public accusations.
I came in here to see if she'd updated to all her kick assery, but right now, it feels awkward. [And I'm just a fan].
Copyright cops are cool.
Linda Lisa was born cool.
Please edit out the comments out of full respect, and just replace with 'teeth' marks marks. We all make mistakes [I've done so many], but we can always make amends.
That said, your story telling and emotions still come through Linda Lisa.
[Re-subscribed. For some reason the email subscription (notification) didn't come
through on me end]. Gaaaah!
Thank you all very much. I do agree the post need to be edited since it is known that I am not in the wrong and I just looks bad for my paintings to be shown with that. :/
I have been emailed by other members just letting me know they feel bad about the comments and enjoy my paintings. That makes me feel alot better. Plus I just found out that my painting ' Match ' has been selected
Ballistic Publishing's EXOTIQUE 5. I am super happy
Thank you all again